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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2023
    Reference No: 5089G-121
    Model Name: Calatrava, “Lighthouses of France"
    Material: 18ct White Gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 HU, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Calf Strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Rare Handcrafts Certificate of Authenticity, Instruction Manual, Product Literature, Special Edition Leather Folio, travel pouch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

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    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5089G-121
One of two watches from the famed “Lighthouses of France” series to be ever publicly offered, this limited reference 5089G-121 is titled "Phare de la Vieille" and shows the iconic Breton Lighthouse ravaged by a raging storm. The dial in Grand Feu Cloisonné enamel requires between 42-44cm of gold wire measuring 0.05x 0.40 mm in cross section, together with opaque, semi-opaque, translucent and opalescent enamels in up to 32 colours. This particular reference goes beyond the others in series by also comprising embedded silver leaf to illuminate this breath taking scene. If ever a reference encapsulates the brilliance and artisan approach of Patek Philippe, it must surely be this. The white gold case, with sapphire case back protected by a hinged cover affords a personal view on request of the calibre 240 ultra slim movement. Consigned from the original owner in superb condition, the watch is accompanied by a full suite of accessories including International Limited Edition Certificate and box.